I’m sure my Gentle Readers are all aware of the New York Times’s rather self-serving front-page motto: All the News That’s Fit to Print. There have been some send-ups of that bit of journalistic pseudo-piety. In these latter days of the legacy media, now that they’ve openly embraced the role of information managers for members of the Establishment, such pretenses have become more ironic than anything else.
Consider these recent articles and events:
- Putin and “Reserve Currencies”
- California Ponders Legalizing Infanticide.
- Bad Former Senior Intelligence Officials! No Security Clearance!
- Shut Up, Madison!
Each of those stories pulls the covers off something the Establishment would greatly prefer that you not be aware of, much less introduce to active discussion. I’m sure the readership of Liberty’s Torch needs no deep explication of them from me. The point is too clear to need any such thing: These are things we are not supposed to discuss.
Some of them point to frauds being perpetrated on us. One fraud has lasted for a whole century. All of them imply Establishmentarian agendas and methods for acquiring, retaining, or increasing elite control of American life. What coverage of them has appeared in the “major” media? I haven’t seen any, but then, I strive not to patronize those who seek to program me.
Meanwhile the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are saddled and ready to ride:
- War in Eastern Europe, with potential NATO involvement;
- Food shortages are imminent, owing to fertilizer unavailability;
- U.S. funded biolabs in Ukraine that possess “dangerous” substances;
- Prospect of death by freezing as heating oil becomes ever more expensive.
People have been wondering “Are these the End Times of the Book of Revelation?” for awhile now. I must say that from the above perspective, it’s not looking good.
I’m very tired. I’ve been blogging at one site or another since 1997. Twenty-five years of writing about this crap has left me wondering whether there’s a point to any of it. It’s getting steadily more difficult to soldier on.
I’d be unsurprised to learn that the majority of my colleagues in this pastime are just as tired. As for those Americans who consume our output: How do you feel about the state of play? Are you beginning to think your time might be better spent packing your basement with canned goods and ammunition?
Oh, don’t mind me. What am I? Just an old crank, after all. I have no greater power to predict the future than any other man…but some predictions are so short-range that the possibility that they’re wrong seems below the threshold of plausibility:
John Anderton: Why’d you catch that?
Danny Witwer: Because it was going to fall.
John Anderton: You’re certain?
Danny Witwer: Yeah.
John Anderton: But it didn’t fall. You caught it. The fact that you prevented it from happening doesn’t change the fact that it was *going* to happen.
- that our currency will continue to be drained of its value;
- that the Death Cults will continue to campaign against the right to life;
- that nations – including ours – will continue to develop plague weapons;
- and that as the price of necessities rises, the poorest among us will die of it;
…are so short-range, and so well supported by the evidence of history, that to bet against them would be the act of a fool.
But we’re being systematically deflected from discussing those predictions. The Establishment doesn’t want such things in the public discourse. If you can be silenced, you will be silenced. This too is well supported by the evidence of history. Too many rice bowls could get overturned to respect your “freedom of speech.” It’s a matter of national security!
With that, I believe it’s time to take my dog Sophie to the vet. Forget all the above. If you can’t, perhaps you should “keep it under your hat.” And do have a nice day.